Is there a best pair of headphones for running? Can there even be one? (Did I just ask pretty much the same question twice? Please forgive me. It's my repetitive dadaism rearing its bumpy, frumpy head again.)
What were we on about? Oh! Headphones good for a run and such!
Here is how I see it -- and I recognize the conjecture in the following theory, but it is my theory about exercise headphones. Here goes: Makers of headphones could build super-fly sets that might last nearly forever, but such a headphone set would be mad expensive, and would give them few repeat customers.
Sure! I am no end-all business analyst, but I have run in many a pair of headphones. (To be clear and -- well -- chaste, I do wear more than merely headphones. I'm out running, people! Not trying to get arrested!)
Like I said, I have run in many a music headpiece thingy, and let me tell you -- based upon my unscientific method of using headphones until they break -- nothing lasts. It is a disappointment to me, but true. (True-ish anyway.)
With that being the standard of my experience (does that even mean anything?), let us talk about what to look for in a pair of headphones that makes them suitable for running.